Red's Hot Honky-Tonk Bar and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
  • List Price: $13.95
  • Save: $1.39 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Usually ships within 10 to 14 days.
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Red's Hot Honky-Tonk Bar has been added to your Cart
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping, 24/7 Customer Service, and package tracking. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Red's Hot Honky-Tonk Bar Paperback – July 1, 2009

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$6.81 $0.01

Frequently Bought Together

Red's Hot Honky-Tonk Bar + Last Dance At Jitterbug Lounge + The Bikini Car Wash
Price for all three: $36.65

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on selected titles, including the current pick, "The Good Girl" by Mary Kubica.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 355 pages
  • Publisher: Mira; Original edition (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778327299
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778327295
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,089,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Pamela Morsi is a bestselling, award-winning novelist who finds humor in everyday life and honor in ordinary people. She lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband and daughter.

More About the Author

National bestseller, RWA Hall of Fame member and two-time RITA winner, Pamela Morsi began writing in 1990 creating historical romance novels set in the small towns and farms of the early twentieth century. She was an immediate success garnering awards and accolades from reviewers, readers and peers. In 2000, with a new millennium, she decided to move in the direction of mainstream fiction. Her recent works depict the voices of ordinary people overcoming everyday challenges. Librarian Pamela Morsi once asked herself what she would do if she ever won the lottery. She decided, given the chance, that she would spend her time writing fiction. Now, years later, she is still waiting to win the lottery, but THE BENTLEY'S BUY A BUICK is her twenty-third full-length novel. Pam lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and daughter.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 90 customer reviews
Great story with real-life characters.
Amazon Customer
By the end of the book I felt I knew the characters well and I wanted things to turn out for them.
L.C. Evans
As for Cam... well, he's the kind of guy every woman wants to find.
Jennifer AlLee

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By NewDiane TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 9, 2009
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
If you're a Pamela Morsi fan, you won't want to miss this. If you've never read her work before, like me, you'll be pleasantly on the way to becoming a fan. This is a warm and charming book that holds your attention and has you rooting for the troubled protagonists. If you prefer steamy, explicit sex, though, steer clear. This is a character-driven book in a low-key style, with minimal profanity and nothing that you wouldn't want your teenage daughter or elderly mother to see.

The plot is basic: a very young grandmother (46) who hasn't a motherly bone in her body is called upon to care for her grandchildren while her daughter is overseas. The grandchildren are quick to size her up as Abuela Mala (bad grandmother). Red runs a honky-tonk, and lives in a cramped apartment over the bar. Her stud muffin, Cam, who is only slightly older than her daughter, comes to the rescue: he'll swap his house for her flat so the children can live in comfort and have access to good schooling.

The quirks and coils of the characters flesh out the plot. You know the kids will be won over, that the young boyfriend will prevail over his aging girlfriend, and that there will be resolutions to most of the problems that arise. Where Morsi excels is in making sure that there aren't any perfect solutions, and no guarantees of a happily-ever-after. Instead, you see how the people learn to accept the happy-right-now and live with the uncertain future.

The only flaw in this book is that I never quite "got" just what Cam sees in Red. Until close to the end of the story, she isn't warm, is often insulting, doesn't open up, and basically doesn't seem to offer much to the relationship. Cam always has to make the first move, endure the insults, and keep coming back for more. I found that extremely annoying.

Otherwise, it is a thoroughly enjoyable read, and the characters stay with you long after the last page is turned.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By L. Burns VINE VOICE on July 6, 2009
Format: Paperback
"Red" Cullens has everything under control. The 46 year old bar owner loves her little honky-tonk in a forgotten part of San Antonio. The night-life lifestyle suits her; her hot young lover doesn't threaten her freedom and her friends (and patrons) know how to join her in having a good time. But one phone call turns her world upside down. In short order Red has to take custody of her two young grandchildren; her "boy toy", Cam, begins to push for a more permanent role in her life and the future of her beloved bar is threatened by plans to renovate her run down neighborhood.

I loved this story! The characters were written with so much depth that I found myself thinking about them long after I had finished the book. While Red and Cam's relationship is central to the story this book touches on many issues - relationships between parents and children; how people can be defined by "class" and upbringing; the illusion of control that so many of us cling to. Very well done; I would highly recommend this book. One slight caution: While it is obvious that Red and Cam enjoy an enthusiastic sex life it is primarily conducted off page. Some readers might be disappointed by that.
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Kaye Oldner on July 18, 2012
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Normally the heroine of a romance story is young--very young. However, in "Red's Hot Honky-Tonk Bar" Red Cullens is forty-something with a grown daughter and two grandchildren. She's far from perfect and doesn't have much contact with them, but she's come to terms with her strengths and weaknesses long ago. Her relationships are brief, putting her heart and soul into her San Antonio bar.


Red gets a call from the Family Assistance Center to pick up her kids. They'd been staying with their paternal grandmother who had been carrying for Olivia (age 9) and Daniel (age 6) while their mother was in Afghanistan was in the hospital. Their father was unwilling to take them, so Red was it. Problem was, she lived above a bar, worked until the wee hours of the morning, and there was Cam, her live-in boy toy.

The set up of this story drew me in, but my interest soon faded with the relationship between Red and Cam. He was too perfect, too unbelievable. There were parts of the story I did love such as Daniel who used Spanish like a code to talk with his sister and Cam. I loved Red, her background and the fact she was willing to change. Unfortunately, these parts weren't enough to mask the parts I didn't love.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Betty L. Dravis VINE VOICE on March 7, 2010
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
How could anyone not get swept up in a Tall Texas Tale that begins like this: "The sidewalk was full of smokers and spitters. The light from the open doorway was muted, but the sound from inside was not. It was a typical Thursday night of cold beer and live music at Red's Hot Honky-Tonk." ... "Inside, as most nights, Red Cullens herself was at the cash register, totaling up the tabs. Backlit from the lights on the bar, she was an attractive woman. Petite, some would have described her. Only five foot three inches, she stood on a box as she worked to give her a better view of the crowd. It also gave them a better view of her."

Author Pamela Morsi drew me into Red's Hot Honky-Tonk Bar with those words; I just had to know more about Red...and the more I learned, the more I liked her. Red had a rather hard childhood and bad luck with men. Due to family circumstances, life forced her to raise her daughter alone. She doesn't think she was a very good mother, but she pulled herself up by her bootstraps and is proud that she owns her own business. She enjoys her lifestyle and rowdy customers. Due to so many men coming and going in her life, she doesn't trust men and is reluctant to form a serious relationship. Thus she never lets any of them get to know her, ultimately chasing them away.

Her current lover, a musician named Cam, is younger than she is, so she thinks he's around just for the fun and should he decide to leave she could care less...or so she tells herself.

All in all, Red doesn't want anything to change in her life, but she would like a closer relationship with her daughter.
Read more ›
8 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?